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Google is taking aim at a Facebook dominated market by introducing its own sign in button for Google+ users. Up to this point, Facebook Connect has been the most popular way for websites to allow users to sign in quickly using an existing social account, but Google is hoping to put a dent in that with the introduction of this new feature from Google Plus.

Google is hoping to differentiate its service from Facebook by giving users more control over the content shared from websites. Many people who have used Facebook Connect have shared something they did not want to at least one point, and Google is hoping to change that. Google is implementing extra options, so when a user signs in with their Google account, they will be given an extra layer of control, which is great for privacy.

Just like Facebook, most people already have a Google account, which makes this a useful feature from the search giant. Facebook’s aim was always to become your one online identity, and Google is looking to take that title, which just turns the social network war up a few more notches.

The button will work just like the Facebook buttons you see all over the web. Users simply click “Sign in With Google” and their information will be pulled in, and they will be ready to use the site as a registered user.

Time will tell if this actually puts a dent in Facebook’s dominance in this department, but more options are never a bad thing. What do you think? Will you sign into sites with your Google account? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Source: Business Insider

  1. Victor Ong
    February 28, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    And I guess MUO will give us the option to link both accounts and use either OR???

  2. Garris Rago
    February 28, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    Hope I'm not sounding like a complete idiot, but isn't this pretty much already a thing? I mean, for isntance on makeusof, I can share a competition or an article by clicking google share button, and it goes to my google+ wall (sorry if wrong term!) and also sign in with it.

    I mean, I have a google+ account and got it before it was properly released but I've hardly used it whatsoever so I am not very familiar with it in case I'm missing something big.

    • Nevzat Akkaya
      March 1, 2013 at 6:36 am

      it's not about sharing, the thing is : you can use 1 account (Google+) for signing in to many different websites.

  3. Nevzat Akkaya
    February 28, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    I loved it already. You can try it's demo from here, by the way : https://developers.google.com/+/web/signin/#try_it

  4. Abhilash Bingi
    February 28, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    IIRC Google had "Sign in with Google" from a long time back. This is just an update which integrated it with Google+ more, which is what they're doing with all the google products.

  5. Tom Sobieski
    February 28, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    Google is great, and Google + members seem a bit more sophisticated than FB users, but my concern is with the privacy issues with Google itself.
    If I do a search for something, anything, I get ad upon ad for things similar tp, connected with, and or the exact same thing.
    Tiresome at best and worrisome

  6. Athena
    February 28, 2013 at 11:35 am

    While I love Google, and never really got into Facebook, I will never use another account to sign into anything. I think this account linking is dangerous and leads to security issues and is just plain lazy.

    • Michael
      February 28, 2013 at 11:53 am

      I'm looking forward to playing with this!

  7. James Lewis
    February 28, 2013 at 11:31 am

    Cool. At least we're having another option, not the lame Facebook Connect

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